On 6/4/14, 1:27 PM, Meta wrote:
On Wednesday, 4 June 2014 at 06:19:05 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:


When that person made the statement about expressing his mental model in
a simpler way that is still somewhat fast, and then optimizing/adding
annotations/etc. after he gets it working, I kept expecting you to
mention RDMD and D's ability to be used for scripting, and
purity/nothrow/@safe/@nogc inference. This is an advantage D has over
Rust and C++. With Rust especially, there is no way to avoid dealing
with its pointer semantics, as they permeate the language. With D, you
can write in a C or even Python-like way (while not having to worry
about ownership, memory, etc. as the GC handles it for you), but you can
then optimize and add annotations to your code to get a lot more
performance and safety once your initial implementation is working.

You still have to worry about types, though.

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